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September 4th, 2014
SHELLEY â€”Â The Shelley Lady Russets have looked like a state title contender during the first two games of the soccer season.
Outscoring their opponents 12-1 in the first two game head coach Jim Gregory has had plenty to be happy about.
Thursday afternoon the Lady Russets had their home opener against district rival South Fremont and by the time the 80 minutes was over the Russets had surpassed their goal total for the season in one game.
Freshman Brittney Baron had a hat trick as eight different players scored in Shelley's 13-1 win at Shelley High School.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â On a day as windy as Wednesday was trying to play anything in the air would prove to be a challenge.
During pre game warmups the Blackfoot and Madison girls soccer teams spent a majority of their warmups figuring out how to play the ball downfield without it getting caught up in the 25-35 mph winds.
After winning the coin flip the Broncos had the chance to play with the wind at their backs in the first half and the Broncos took advantage by sending as many balls towards the Bobcats net as possible.
THOMAS â€”Â Rivalry games are always fun.
The Snake River and Shelley boys soccer teams played a wild game on Tuesday afternoon, that saw nine goals scored and a two goal lead evaporate.
After watching their 3-1 lead disappear in the early minutes of the second half, the Russets took advantage of a Panthers miscue to earn a 5-4 win in the teams season opener at Snake River High School.
The Panthers Paulo Bergamaschi, who had already scored three goals in the game was involved in the play that tied the game at 4-4 with 8:48 to play.
POCATELLO â€“ Shelley head football coach Travis Hobson may have earned himself a new nickname Saturday afternoon; the nickname? Mr. Fourth Down.
Hobsonâ€™s Russets converted on five fourth downs in the first half, three of those five into touchdowns as Shelley opened the 2014 season with a 27-0 thrashing of Faith Lutheran High School out of Las Vegas in the Rocky Mountain Rumble inside Holt Arena Saturday.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â With the game tied 14-14 a little more than a minute left in the game Blackfoot sophomore quarterback Pacen Hayes had 85 yards standing between himself and a potential game-winning touchdown.
Hayes calmly marched the Broncos down the field completing three passes the last being a 26-yard touchdown pass to Matt Peterson to give the Broncos a 20-14 win over Hillcrest to kick-off the 2014 season.
The final drive led by Hayes was helped out by a pair of Knights penalties and some solid blocking by the Broncos offensive line.
FIRTH â€”Â With the dawn of a new season there is always nerves for both players and coaches.
But for second year head coach Trevor Clayson and the Firth girls soccer team the start of the 2014 season is a chance to get the programs first win in over year.
Standing in front of the Cougars and that first win Thursday afternoon was the defending 3A District 5 champ Marsh Valley Eagles.
It was't the start the Cougars had hoped for as the Eagles scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the game on the way to a 5-1 victory.
IONA â€” New Blackfoot girls soccer coach Ramon Sanchez took his young Lady Broncos squad on the road for the first time on Tuesday at the ladies traveled to take on former district opponent Bonneville.
After playing to a hard fought draw with Idaho Falls in the rain in wind on Saturday, the Broncos got a taste of a warm day and sunny skies.
Sanchez learned quickly about how difficult being a coach can be as fatigue, injuries and a very tough and physical game gave the new head coach all he could handle.
IDAHO FALLS â€”Â Heading into Saturday's season opener Blackfoot boys head soccer coach Liam Pope knew his young squad was going to suffer some early season going pains.
After losing 13 of the 16 players on the 2013 varsity roster Pope and the young Broncos took to the field of the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex to take on a veteran Idaho Falls team on a cold and rainy morning.
Things did not start well for the Broncos as most of the opening 20 minutes was pent in the Broncos end as the aggressive and upperclassmen laden Tigers squad put the pressure on.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â In cities the size of Blackfoot the youth baseball leagues serve as a feeder system for the high school program.
But what is more often than not the case in the local leagues is that the players are not coached by the same coaches from the time they start playing until they reach the high school level.
Local business owner and baseball coach Kevin Hayes with the help of the Next Level Baseball Academy in Pocatello is looking to change that.
Justin Arias is a student. Â Â He is not only a student of the game of football but he is an excellent student in the classroom. Arias will leave Idaho State in December with his master's degree. That success in the classroom has correlated into success on the football field for the senior Bengal quarterback. Â
"It is a personal character trait," Arias said. "If you are going to work hard in school it is going to translate into anything you want to do. If you want to succeed in anything you want to do, you will have to work hard."